Well Dressed?

 ”Well Dressed?” funded by a £257k grant from the UK landfill tax scheme with support from Marks and Spencer, examined the future sustainability of the supply of clothing and textiles to the UK. The final report and supplementary information can be downloaded from this page. The report created extensive industrial and media interest, and for an update on its impact, try an internet search with the string {“Julian Allwood” fashion}

Aims

Background

Despite many years of discussion of sustainable production systems, most work to date in the area has been either in the implementation of incremental changes in existing systems, or in the design of policies to make ‘external’ costs internal. There is a significant shortage of work on practical implementation of changes which would lead to greatly improved environmental performance of production systems and on the requirements of the production technology that would allow them to be commercially feasible.

Download the “Well dressed?” report

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Well dressed? The present and future sustainability of clothing and textiles in the United Kingdom

Download 84 page report [3.3Mb PDF file]
Download 68 page technical annex [690k PDF file] presenting technical background details for the report “Well dressed? The present and future sustainability of clothing and textiles in the United Kingdom”


A list of publications on our work to date on well dressed? can be found here